IA-Ethiopia Climate Change Presentation

What are the risks in your country
Climate Variability
change in rain pattern late on set and early seize and change in rain fall distribution including amount
Unpredictable rain during off seasons drought and flood events
Increase temperature including long dry period( current temperature rise by 1.1 to 3.1 by 2060 )
Incidence of diseases and pests
What are the main risks faced by beneficiaries of the country programme
Crop failure and livestock loss due to drought, erratic rain, pests and diseases
Reduction of crop production due to excess moisture (rain), frost, welting of plants, new diseases and pests
Sever soil erosion including landslide due torrential rain and flood
What information required to manage these risks
Tailored Weather forecasts to plan planting, harvesting and other activities on the farm
Index based insurance that gives farmers a measure of protection in the event of extreme weather
New farming techniques such as on crop diversification, agroforestry practices, conservation based agriculture etc
Information on available climate smart technology including new water harvesting technologies
Livelihood diversification options
What adaption options is the country programme using to manage climate risks
Support to :
Dissemination of climate smart technologies
Pro poor agricultural research ( research into use )
Livelihood diversification option
Alternative energy sources
Eco system

How does the country programme measure adaptation to climate change
The CSP has its M&E Framework
M&E outsourced ( Managed by Consultant )
All supported programmes have their M&E framework
Undertake case studies , Mid and final evaluation
Undertake studies (e.g. longitudinal study on Lake Hawassa in collaboration with IIED)
Use findings of other national programmes like PSNP SLM )

Date published: 
April 2017
Irish Aid
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